Lanzarote is in lead when it comes to the growth in tourism in the Canary Islands. The island has seen an increase this year in the first four months of 4.2%, according to data from the Canary Islands Statistics Institute (ISTAC). Along with Tenerife, these are the only 2 islands in the Archipelago to record a rise of tourists between January and April. The increase is made up of German and UK visitors with the Germans leading by 9.6% and the British increasing by 5.3%.
In total, between January and April 2019, 972,600 tourists visited Lanzarote, of which 465,802 came from the United Kingdom, 116,290 from Germany and 79,450 from the rest of Spain. The increases of 6.4% and 6% in the arrival of tourists from Ireland (third country with 86,961 tourists) and France (fifth, with 55,601), respectively, also stood out in the first four months of the year.
As for the type of accommodation chosen during their stay on the island, 71.8% of tourists who visited Lanzarote during the first four months of the year chose to stay in a hotel and 10.2% on a rental basis. 58.5% hired tourist package at origin to enjoy their holidays on the island.